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Texas Was 'Seconds and Minutes' Away From Catastrophic Monthslong Blackouts, Officials Say

Texas' power grid was "seconds and minutes" away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said yesterday. Texas Tribune reports: As millions of customers throughout the state begin to have power restored after days of massive blackouts, officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the power grid that covers most of the state, said Texas was dangerously close to a worst-ca...
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This Remastered Nyan Cat Gif Sold for the Equivalent of $587,000 in a Crypto Art Auction

Nyan Cat is turning 10 years old in April (feel old yet?), and to celebrate the anniversary of one of the internet’s most wholesome memes, the artist behind the gif, Chris Torres, put a newly remastered version up for auction. On Friday, the piece sold for 300 Ether on the crypto art platform Foundation, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Computing, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Chris Torres, Nyan, Nyan Cat, Crypto Art, Blockchain Art, Non Fungible Token, Crypto Art Auction


NVIDIA Limits RTX 3060 Crypto Speeds As it Introduces Mining Cards

Worried that the GeForce RTX 3060 will be sold out as cryptocurrency miners snap up every GPU in sight? NVIDIA thinks it has a simple way to help: make the new card unattractive to the crypto crowd. From a report: The company has revealed that it's cutting the hash rate (mining efficiency) of the RTX 3060 in half for Ethereum miners. The driver software can detect the Ethereum mining algorithm and throttle performance in response. The rationale is simple: NVIDIA wants to put GeForce cards "in th...
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Gurman: No Apple Event Happening on March 16

Apple does not have plans to hold an event on Tuesday, March 16, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman confirmed on Twitter this evening. Earlier this week, a report from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News suggested there would be a March 16 event, with the initial rumor picked up and circulated by a few other sites. Economic Daily News cited unverified and unsubstantiated content from Twitter accounts LeaksApplePro and FrontTron, neither of which has a track record of providing accurate details on Apple's...
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Remastered Nyan Cat Gif Sold for the Equivalent of $587,000 in a Crypto Art Auction

Nyan Cat is turning 10 years old in April (feel old yet?), and to celebrate the anniversary of one of the internet’s most wholesome memes, the artist behind the gif, Chris Torres, put a newly remastered version up for auction. On Friday, the piece sold for 300 Ether on the crypto art platform Foundation, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Computing, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Chris Torres, Nyan, Nyan Cat, Crypto Art, Blockchain Art, Non Fungible Token, Crypto Art Auction


Travis AFB One Of Two Bases Nationwide Testing Pilot Suicide Prevention Program

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Google fires top AI ethicist

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
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Margaret Mitchell: Google fires AI ethics founder

She is the second senior figure to leave the online giant's ethics unit over the past few months.
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Google Fires AI Manager Who Protested Her Peer's Departure

Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field.
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How to Get a Job, Fast

Whether you’re looking for your first job out of college or are switching careers, getting a job rarely feels easy. Applying for a job can be a long process with lots of rejection and disappointment along the way.  The good news is that there are some great tried-and-tested tactics to help you with your job hunt. The key to making the job search a bit less painful is to get focused, strategic, and proactive. That  dream job  won’t just fall at your feet, you’ve got to go out and get it.  ...
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How to watch 'Nomadland' starring Frances McDormand on Hulu

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Frances McDormand could win her third Oscar for "Nomadland." Searchlight Pictures "Nomadland" premiered on Hulu and in theaters on February 19.The critically acclaimed movie is nominated for Best Picture at the 2021 Golden Globes.Hulu starts at $6 a month for ad-supported streaming or $12 a month for ad-free streaming. Product Card (small) Product Card (small) If you're trying to make your way thro...
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Apple updating the subscription sheet in iOS 14.5 with clearer pricing and trial information

Last week we shared a concept that explored ways Apple could improve the subscription sheet in iOS to help customers better understand...
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Google fires Margaret Mitchell, another top researcher on its AI ethics team

The dismissal comes after prominent Black researcher Timnit Gebru was fired in December; both had called for more diversity among research staffGoogle has fired one of its top artificial intelligence researchers, Margaret Mitchell, escalating internal turmoil at the company following the departure of Timnit Gebru, another leading figure on Google’s AI ethics team. Mitchell, who announced her firing on Twitter, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.In a statement to Reuters, Google ...
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Stat Of The Week: What ATL Readers Want To Know 

‘Intent data’ reveals high-interest topics related to practice management — the focus of the first installment of our Legal Tech Non-Event for perplexed lawyers. 
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Daily Crunch: Uber loses UK legal challenge

Uber loses a legal battle over driver classification, we survey mobility investors and new data suggests a COVID-19 vaccine should be easier to transport. This is your Daily Crunch for February 19, 2021. The big story: Uber loses UK legal challenge The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has reaffirmed earlier rulings that the Uber drivers who brought the case — which dates back to 2016 — are workers, not independent contractors. “Drivers are in a position of subordination and dependency in relatio...
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The 3 best smart displays of 2021 that work with Alexa and Google Assistant

Smart displays up smart speaker functionality with a screen. Smart displays play photos and video, plus they show you answers, weather, calendars, and more.There are a variety of options featuring Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant to suit your needs.A good smart display is more than just a tablet tipped on its side. Like smart speakers, the devices' built-in assistant, whether it's Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant can answer almost any question. There's also the added benefit of video, so you...
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iPadOS 14.5 Beta Adds Apple Pencil Scribble Support for German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Apple in iPadOS 14 introduced an Apple Pencil feature called "Scribble," which lets users write in any text field on the iPad, with the handwritten text then converted automatically into typed text. At launch, Scribble was limited to the English and Chinese languages, but with iPadOS 14.5 beta that's available to developers and public beta testers, Apple is expanding Scribble support to German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. With the beta installed on an ‌iPad‌, users in these cou...
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Extra Crunch roundup: Optimized SaaS pricing, recruiting growth experts, VC surveys, more

Since the pandemic began, have you been walking more, or do you know someone who bought a new car? Perhaps you ran your first errand on a rented e-bike or scooter? Over the last year, I’ve experimented with different mobility options to see which ones best suit my needs, as have most people I know. It can be challenging to maintain a recommended physical distance on a bus or subway. (After a decade-plus hiatus, I even briefly considered rejoining the ranks of automobile owners!) Full Extra Crun...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Labor, Finance, San Francisco, Tech, Getty Images, SaaS, Venture Capital, Rover, Alex, Robinhood, Coinbase, Gamestop, Felicis Ventures


Google fires top AI ethicist 2 months after co-leader's ousting, leaving its ethical AI team headless

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Google backed out Project Maven, a controversial AI project with the Pentagon, but has continued working with the agency. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google has fired another AI ethics researcher for what it says were "multiple violations" of its rules. The researcher, Margaret Mitchell, was a co-lead of Google's ethical AI team. Mitchell announced the news on Twitter by simply writing "I'm fired." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google ha...
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Second Google AI Ethics Leader Fired, She Says Amid Staff Protest

Alphabet's Google on Friday fired scientist Margaret Mitchell, she said in a Twitter post, after weeks of being under investigation for moving thousands of files outside the company amid a battle over research freedom and diversity. From a report: Google's ethics in artificial intelligence research unit has been under scrutiny since December's dismissal of scientist Timnit Gebru, which prompted protest from thousands of Google workers. VentureBeat offers more context: In an email sent to managem...
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Google fires top AI ethicist for 'violations' after previous ethicist's ousting

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Google backed out Project Maven, a controversial AI project with the Pentagon, but has continued working with the agency. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, who was a co-lead of its ethical AI team. Mitchell announced the news on Twitter by simply writing "I'm fired." Google accused Mitchell of violating its code of conduct. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, the former co-lead ...
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5 things you should know when buying a refurbished or used iPhone

Buying used electronics, like iPhones, can save you a lot of money. Justin Lambert/Getty Images If you're looking to buy a used or refurbished iPhone, you should take a few things into consideration first. Most modern iPhones work with any carrier, but if you're buying an older used iPhone, check to make sure it's compatible with your cellular company. You should ensure a used iPhone isn't stolen or Activation Locked by checking the IMEI or inserting a SIM card. Visit Insider's Tech Refere...
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Google fires second AI ethics researcher following internal investigation

Margaret Mitchell used an automated script to scan her email for evidence of discrimination against Timnit Gebru.
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Unlock your Chromebook's hidden potential with Linux

Google Chromebooks run on Linux, but normally the Linux they run isn't particularly accessible to the user. Linux is used as a backend technology for an environment based on the open source Chromium OS, which Google then transforms into Chrome OS. The interface most users experience is a desktop that can run Chrome browser apps and the Chrome browser itself. And yet underneath all that, there's Linux to be found.read more
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Google fires another AI ethics leader

The firing follows the controversial ouster of Timnit Gebru.
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Google fired Margaret Mitchell, its Ethical AI Team founder

Google has evidently fired the founder and co-lead of its Ethical AI team, Margaret Mitchell. This comes after weeks of being locked out of her work accounts over an investigation related to Mitchell’s objections concerning the controversial firing of her fellow co-lead Timnit Gebru. I'm fired. — MMitchell (@mmitchell_ai) February 19, 2021 According to a Google spokesperson, the investigation into Mitchell concerned alleged sharing of internal company files: Our security systems automatically lo...
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Google fires top AI ethics researcher Margaret Mitchell

Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, the founder and former co-lead of the company’s ethical AI team. Mitchell announced the news via a tweet. Google confirmed Mitchell’s firing in a statement to TechCrunch, Google said: After conducting a review of this manager’s conduct, we confirmed that there were multiple violations of our code of conduct, as well as of our security policies, which included the exfiltration of confidential business-sensitive documents and private data of other employees. I...
Tags: Google, Tech, Diversity, Mitchell, Margaret Mitchell, TechCrunch Google, Jeff Dean, Marian Croak, Timnit Gebru, Google Mitchell, Gebru, Megan Kacholia, Axios Gebru



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